i have had several questions about zig markers. i happen to have many of them but i think that the copic brand is also very good. it is hard to recommend one marker over another, but my zig sets of 48 have lasted me about 10 years and many are still going strong. there are four types.
i like the calligraphy markers for the broad edge. the wider tip is perfect for neuland. the smaller tip mushes down quickly, so it does not get used very much. these tie for favorite with the ones called writer, which have a *bullet* tip and a fine tip. both are good for monoline and you can get some variation in width with the bullet tip by varying the pressure. they are sturdy.
i love love love brush markers, but, they are not sturdy. i also think there is a steeper learning curve with brush markers. the scroll tip is also fun and i use it a lot, but i do not see beginners having much luck with it.
i do not recommend the chisel tip markers. they are very useful in certain circumstance and if you are a complete marker junkie, you will enjoy them, but, mine will last another 10 years.
John Neal has a great price on a starter set $26 + shipping
M60-S12. Zig Callig PIGMENTED Markers. Set of 12
Zig Calligraphy II Pigmented Markers. Set of 12, one of each color. Double ended. 2mm & 3.5 mm tips. Acid free. New pigmented ink. They are crisp and keep their edge well. Waterproof. Lightfast. Fade Proof. Pigment-based ink. Pure Black, Baby Blue, Baby Pink, Hunter Green, Pure Blue, Pure Orange, Pure Pink, Pure Violet, Rose, Spring Green, Steel Grey, Summer Sun.
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